A travelling Saskatchewan photography exhibit is calling Moose Jaw’s Western Development Museum home for the next couple months.
The Adrian Paton Collection is a display made up of nearly eight thousand photographs, mostly from the Arcola, Sask. area, from the last few decades.
It was created by Adrian Paton himself, an Arcola, Sask. man, who was inspired after inheriting a photo album filled with historic pictures.
The collection was eventually developed through a partnership with the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, and the University of Saskatchewan.
Karla Pratt, education and public programs coordinator with the Western Development Museum, said the collection acts as a time capsule, offering perspective into the province’s history.
“(In one picture) there’s a fellow with a wagon and two harnessed-up elks, and that’s something we certainly don’t see these days,” explained Pratt.
She added there’s also a few pictures featuring Saskatchewan’s First Nations people.
“(The pictures) show the importance of their culture, and the way we interact now from how we did back then,” said Pratt.
The photos are mostly of the Arcola area, but also feature other parts of the province as well.
The Adrian Paton Collection is on display at Moose Jaw’s Western Development Museum until Feb. 16.